Rain usually starts off fairly clean but things tend to happen on the journey from the clouds to your tap. Stop for a moment and think about the state of your rooftop and how much dirt, animal droppings and other grimy things might linger there until they’re swept by rainfall straight into your tank. Not a pleasant thought, is it?

It’s part of the reason that regular tank cleanings are so essential but to get the quality of water you can trust for your family at all times, you have to rely on a good filtration system. Here’s how that works.

Gutter guards, first flush devices and the mesh filters on rainheads can act as your first line of defence by blocking leaves and other visible particles that could end up in your tank. If your water quality is generally good or you don’t need the water to be potable, this may be enough, if not, further filtration is recommended.

For home use, sediment and carbon filtration cartridges can effectively remove sediment, smells and most chemicals that have washed off the roof. However, any disease-causing pathogens like Giardia, Cryptosporidium and E.coli will remain. Ultraviolet (UV) light systems can be used to remove these water-borne pathogens. But they can be high maintenance, and the water quality must be perfectly clear to work effectively.

At Bundaberg Water we recommended and install the revolutionary United Filters Ultra-D sub-micron filter as a low maintenance, economical alternative for carbon filtration and pathogen reduction. You can view this filter here and download the brochures at the bottom of the web page.

If your water has already developed an odd taste or smell, that’s a good indicator that your tank should be cleaned and a filtration system installed for future use. If you’re ready to discuss your options, give us a ring and we’ll guide you through.